Fighting with My Family

109 mins
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Comedy biopic written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office), based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with my... More

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Fighting with My Family | Ratings & Reviews

"The real life story of American professional wrestling’s unlikely British champion makes for a pleasing but hardly challenging Rocky-off-the-top-rope biopic. It’s too safe."

Flicks, Craig MathiesonFlicks

"A story ripe for a film adaptation and marks a good debut for Merchant."

Flicks, Matt GlasbyFlicks

""Fighting With My Family" may not be an Oscar contender but it has enough wit, heart, energy and good cheer to make it a fun watch even for non-wrestling fans."


"The boastful, performative nature of WWE, spiked with mini dramas and constant role-playing, becomes the lingua franca of an atypical household in Fighting with My Family, the sweetest of comedies despite a sizable number of body slams."

Time OutTime Out

"It's often broadly funny but never mean or patronising; it takes the Knights, their eccentricities and quixotic aspirations seriously, but not enough to squelch the fun."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Despite a great real-life background story, and despite comedy master Stephen Merchant being at the helm as writer-director, this movie never really comes off."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Fighting With My Family is a plucky, funny and unexpectedly moving wee film. I liked it a great deal."


"What's surprising is how well all of this suplex-to-nuts biopic works...[but] see it for Florence Pugh's fireplug turn."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Fighting with My Family is simply an entertaining, lightweight affair of humorously choreographed muscle."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Within the context of a sport that thrives on artifice, writer-director Stephen Merchant spins a story whose emotions feel entirely genuine."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A couple of scenes with The Rock don't energise a run-of-the-mill sports story."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"If you want a good laugh, you'll find it here. If you want some Rocky-style physical exertion, you'll get your fill. Even if you're not all that interested in pro wrestling, the serious talent has a solid chance of winning you over anyway."


Fighting with My Family | Details

M, Crude sexual humour and violence
Comedy, True Story & Biography
Country of origin